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Arvixe Version install

Just a note:

When i signed up for hosting with Arvixe i chose the auto install at sign up. After the install and set up it was realized that none of the "hot fixes" were applied to the install. I am not sure if the hot fixes have been applied to the latest and greatest available here and you may want to offer an updated version to Arvixe with the fixes installed already.

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Hotfixes are interim fixes until the next patch release. I installed them on your website yesterday (everything but the facebook fixes). If a new release was made every time there was an issue (which may only affect a small number of users) then it would be pretty mental. The hotfixes are pretty easy to apply, just download, extract and upload (and as long as you do them in the order they were released all should be golden until the next patch release :)

Chris is looking into better ways of distributing the hotfixes, (tracker issue), so maybe they will be automatically installed in the future. If fixes were bundled into a release exclusively for Arvixe, that would effectively be the next patch release for everyone else too, and I do believe a patch release is due (maybe even overdue because of ongoing v10 development and client work).
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Hotfixes are not supposed to be installed unless you really need them.

Some rough figures:
We perhaps change 200 things with each patch release, and perhaps make 30 hotfixes, and expect individual users may need to install perhaps 2 of those hotfixes.

On the tracker issues it says "These hotfixes are not necessarily reliable or well supported", which is the truth. We don't necessarily spend more than 2 minutes testing out a hotfix. We don't go testing out how different combinations of them might react. We don't know how they might interact with different combinations of addons people may have installed. We don't run through our test suite. And, we don't particularly want to be trying to debug issues for non-versioned versions of ocPortal. They are just there as a band-aid for people with immediate issues.

So, please don't go installing all of them, it'll hurt you more than it will help you, and it's not expected. Just install a hotfix if you are being affected by a specific issue.


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I assumed there would be a benefit in installing them all, given that they fix issues. I also assumed they were not necessarily reliable or well supported because they were extracted versions of fixes applied to the main branch of the next major release and not the current release. I shall no longer assume either of these things, but I have always applied all hotfixes in release order and don't recall having any issues from doing so.
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